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Gifted and Black: Charles Freeman III

Charles Freeman’s quest to be different often got him into trouble. But his constant search for an identity pushed him beyond the racial tensions of the 1960s and to …
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Gifted & Black: Building Rice
2 years ago

Gifted & Black: Building Rice

Many aspects of the founding of the William Marsh Rice Institute in 1912 inspired wonder, respect and optimism. Its visionary young president, Edgar Odell Lovett, courted scholars from around …
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Gifted and Black: Push for Integration

1960 In order to bring Rice’s name in line with its identity as a broader educational institution, the Rice Institute changes its name to Rice University.

1960 President …
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Gifted and Black
2 years ago

Gifted and Black

The following timeline and oral histories explore the steps that led up to Rice’s desegregation and feature the voices of black alumni who lived that experience.


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Lighter Than Air
2 years ago

Lighter Than Air

“ONCE YOU HAVE TASTED FLIGHT, YOU WILL FOREVER WALK THE EARTH WITH YOUR EYES TURNED SKYWARD, FOR THERE YOU HAVE BEEN, AND THERE YOU WILL ALWAYS LONG TO RETURN.”  — …
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Dog Days of Campus
2 years ago

Dog Days of Campus

 

Introducing: Lady, 1, Australian shepherd (blue merle), and Stella, 7, border collie / golden retriever mix Residential College: Sit, Rich, Sit! Owner: Ken Whitmire, college master, professor of chemistry; father …
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She Runs
2 years ago

She Runs

“The Devil is in Derartu. Today very, very not strong.”

Stretching at the base of Mount Entoto, 8,500 feet above sea level, I caught my breath after lagging behind Banchi …
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The Art of Science Fiction
2 years ago

The Art of Science Fiction

Dave Seeley ’82 has always been an artist — and a self-described science fiction fanboy. In his recent collection, “The Art of Dave Seeley,” he calls himself a lifelong “image …
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100 Years of the Thresher
2 years ago

100 Years of the Thresher

A VOICE FOR STUDENTS: The Rice Thresher did more than document a constantly growing campus, comment on student social mores, wade into institutional conflicts and analyze athletic rivalries. It …
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Exit, Stage Left
2 years ago

Exit, Stage Left

The day I came to Rice to interview for a job teaching literature, in December 1969, a group of senior English majors took me to Sammy’s and promised to “tell …
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